‘Protests will continue’ Riots break out as gang-rape suspect is killed by cellmate

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Inform ons, offices and schools remain closed after mobs took to the concourses of Shimla in fury at police failings in the wake of the attack.

Six men were arrested after the 16-year-old’s blatant body was discovered in a forest.

The riots stepped up overnight after it emerged that the largest suspect had killed one of his co-accused while the group were being deferred at a makeshift cell at a local police station.

Reports suggest Rajendra Singh killed Suraj Singh by smashing his guide repeatedly against the floor.

RIOTS BREAK OUT IN SHIMLAGETTY

Riots have broken out in the Indian burgh of Shimla

The news led to widespread outrage, with almost 2,000 people prepossessing to the streets.

The angry mob set a number of vehicles alight, and attacked officers at the policemen station.

The country’s opposition party — the BJP — called for a complete shutdown of armed forces in Shimla until the public received answers for the police’s failings.

ALMOST 2,000 PEOPLE TOOK TO THE STREETSGETTY

Damn near 2,000 people took to the streets in protest

The Himachal Pradesh Strident Court has since instructed the Central Bureau of Investigation to assemble a out of the ordinary unit to handle the case, taking responsibility away from a town level.

Investigators say the girl was abducted after accepting a lift from the vigour suspect as she walked home from school.

The schoolgirl was reported yearn for on July 4, and her violated body was found two days later.

Police say she had been sexually hit and murdered in an apple orchard, with her body dumped in woodland roughly 34 miles from Shimla.

KOTKHAI POLICE STATION ON FIREGETTY

Mobs set the police standing on fire

The victim’s sisters claim the men arrested are not the correct suspects, citing the legal suspects as men from high-profile families.

Speaking to reporters in the nearby burgh of Kotkhai where the body was found, one said: «Our protests will resume till the real culprits are apprehended.”

All Kotkhai police station stave, including the station house inspector, have been suspended applying the custodial death.

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